Novichok container found in victim’s house, say police
News | 13.07.2018
British police say they found a bottle believed to have contained the deadly nerve agent that killed a woman and poisoned her partner.
The container was found in the home of Charlie Rowley, who is in a serious but stable condition in hospital in Salisbury after being poisoned on June 30. His partner Dawn Sturgess died last weekend.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement Friday that the bottle was found during a search on Wednesday of Rowley’s house in Amesbury, a town 8 miles from the center of Salisbury. “Further scientific tests will be carried out to try and establish whether it is from the same batch that contaminated Sergei and Yulia Skripal,” the police statement said.
Sergei Skripal, a Russian former spy, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury in March. The British government blames Russia for the attack, allegations that Moscow denies.
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